I’ve done my fair share of traveling. I’ve seen people of many cultures, both inside and outside of their home region. However, there is always one group that stands out more than all others: my fellow Americans. So here are ten ways to spot an American abroad.
For those who are relatively new to using Airbnb, it may be kind of intimidating to try to pick the place that you’re going to stay for your next vacation. I mean, there are so many options, how are you supposed to pick the best fit? Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some Airbnbs that were a little different from what I expected. However, now I’ve figured out some of the tips and tricks. So here are six steps to finding an amazing Airbnb.
While visiting big, booming cities is always great, some of my favorite trips have been when I’ve visited the most random tiny towns, and I’ve decided to share some of them with you. So without further ado, here are 10 tiny bucket list-worthy towns around the world.
Instagram is a great source to get some travel inspiration. As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s a great way to find things to do, both at home and abroad. There are so many adventurers out there, taking pictures of amazing places all around the world. Unsurprisingly, I have started to create a list of these locations. So, without further ado, here are five places that Instagram added to my bucket list. Continue reading …
I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions. I don’t think that making a list one night of ALL of the things I want to change or accomplish in life will actually make me do them. Plus, many times, my goals are WAY to lofty for me to even see a clear path to achieving them – like establishing myself as a travel writer – let alone for me to do in a year. Nevertheless, I’ve made a list of travel-themed New Year’s resolutions for you to add to your list. These are all ideas that I think have added to my travelling experiences in the past, so I thought I’d share them with you.
I think the hardest dilemma of a travel writer is to tell or not to tell. Do I tell my readers about all of the cool things that I’ve found and all the amazing adventures I’ve went on? Or do I keep some for myself? For those who grew up with these amazing places? For those who have enough of an adventurous spirit to go off and find them on their own?
I am not the kind of person to have a bucket list. The idea of having a list of things to do and needing to complete them all isn’t my thing – it’s basically another to-do list, and I’m not about that. I do have an adventure list, which is similar in that it is also a list of cool things to do; however, I do not feel the need to complete them all. But that won’t stop me from recommending 16 things to add to the bucket lists that you inevitably have. Continue reading …
The wanderlust is real right now.
I’ve taken about half a dozen Buzzfeed quizzes telling me about my next travel destination or the type of traveler I am. I’ve talked to friends about potential trips to New Zealand, Iceland, and Canada. I’ve looked up flights to Cuba for Spring Break.
But I also don’t have the time or money to travel.
I know, excuses, excuses. But every once in a while, it is true. I need time to get a degree and for my wallet to recuperate. So instead, I’ve come up with a few ways to cope with the undying sense of wanderlust.
Have you ever looked at the U.S. travel warning list? It’s a pretty sad list. At one point, I thought, “Wow, it sucks that I can’t go to these places, because they’re too dangerous.” There are so many places on that list labelled “warning” that I would love to visit, like Israel, Cuba, or the Philippines. Then, one day, I was talking to one of my professors about this, and he said something really enlightening. He told me that he thought the same way as I did at one time, but then he realized how selfish it was to wish for the politics and stability of a country to improve, just so he could visit, instead of wishing for the situation to improve for the people living there.
This idea couldn’t have made a bigger impact on my way of thinking.
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I’ve recently realized that I have a knack for packing light. No matter where I go or how long I’ll be gone, I never bring more than one suitcase (including when I went to Switzerland for eight months). I decided that I should share some of my ideas, so here a few tips on how to pack light.